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Mal Rees 'Ramales' (Hurlow) - 1967

Submitted by  Simon Penfold


1967 Mal Rees 'Ramales' (built by Bill Hurlow); frame no:161067 -  24" Seat tube, 10½" bottom bracket height, 41" wheelbase
Campagnolo Record large-flange hubs 36/36 with 27" Mavic HP rims
Chainset Campagnolo Record double, 151 BCD
Pedals Campagnolo Record with Campagnolo toe-clips
Gears Campagnolo Record front and rear derailleurs, bar-end controls
Brakes Universal 68 brakeset
Stem/Bars Cinelli steel stem and GB Binda bars
Saddle Brooks Professional on Campagnolo seatpost
Extra details The frame, in common (I'm told), with many sixties frames has no braze-ons whatsoever, which is a good excuse to use lots of lovely Campa guides. The stays are extremely chunky. It does ride better than anything else I have, arrow straight, very stable and feels quick but not twitchy. That may be down to the rim and tyre combination (my latest pet theory is that the feel of a bike is determined more by the wheels than anything else).

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Detail images of Bill Hurlow's artistry

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Seat cluster and bottom-bracket lug details

Campagnolo drive chain